South Florida 26, Cincinnati 20

Date - Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 31077

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cincinnati 0 6 0 14 20
South Florida 10 13 3 0 26

Recap


South Florida 26, Cincinnati 20: Marvin Kloss kicked a career-high four field goals and the Bulls got touchdowns from their defense and special teams to record a win in American Athletic Conference play win over the visiting Bearcats.

Bobby Eveld threw for 122 yards on 10-of-16 passing in relief for South Florida, which snapped a seven-game losing streak. The Bulls (1-4, 1-0 AAC) lost starting quarterback Steven Bench for the game on their second offensive series – as well as starting halfback Marcus Shaw shortly thereafter – each with apparent leg injuries.

Brendon Kay tossed three touchdown passes, including a pair in the fourth quarter as Cincinnati attempted a comeback that fell short. Mekale McKay caught two of Kay's touchdown strikes and Chris Moore grabbed the other for the emotionally drained Bearcats (3-2, 0-1), playing for the first time since freshman offensive lineman Ben Flick was killed in a car accident Sept. 21.

South Florida opened the scoring when Mike McFarland blocked a Tony Miliano field-goal try and Nate Godwin returned it 75 yards for a touchdown 2:03 into the game. Kloss closed out the first quarter with a 25-yard field goal and opened the second with a career-best 52-yarder to give the Bulls a 13-0 lead before Kay found McKay from 22 yards out to cut the lead to seven.

Linebacker Devekeyan Lattimore scooped a Moore fumble – forced by Julius Forte – and returned it 20 yards for a score while Kloss added his third field goal to give South Florida a 23-6 edge at halftime. After Kloss added a 40-yarder midway through the third and Kay and Moore connected to open the fourth, Kay and McKay hooked up again to pull the Bearcats within 26-20, but their final drive was stifled on a holding penalty with five seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bearcats fell to 7-4 all-time against South Florida. ... Junior RB Michael Pierre carried the ball 16 times for 61 yards in the absence of Shaw for the Bulls. ... WR Anthony McClung tied a career high with eight catches and finished with 90 receiving yards for Cincinnati.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:57
South Florida   TD  South Florida 7 - Cincinnati 0
1st Quarter - 7:55
South Florida   FG  South Florida 10 - Cincinnati 0
2nd Quarter - 13:45
South Florida   FG  South Florida 13 - Cincinnati 0
2nd Quarter - 10:04
Cincinnati   TD  South Florida 13 - Cincinnati 6
2nd Quarter - 7:42
South Florida   TD  South Florida 20 - Cincinnati 6
2nd Quarter - 0:00
South Florida   FG  South Florida 23 - Cincinnati 6
3rd Quarter - 8:32
South Florida   FG  South Florida 26 - Cincinnati 6
4th Quarter - 14:19
Cincinnati   TD  South Florida 26 - Cincinnati 13
4th Quarter - 2:03
Cincinnati   TD  South Florida 26 - Cincinnati 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Cincinnati South Florida
W/L 3 - 2 - 0 1 - 4 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Cincinnati South Florida
Score 20 26
First Downs 21 12
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-14
50%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 350 241
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-110 37-112
Average/Rush 3.3 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 24-36 11-18
Passing Yards 240 129
Average/Pass Play 6.5 6.4
Penalties-Yards 5-39 5-45
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 29:26 30:34

PLAYER STATS

Cincinnati (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Kay 24/36 240 3 2
South Florida (1 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Eveld 10/16 122 0 0
S. Bench 1/1 7 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Abernathy IV 4 38 9.5 0
T. Green 8 30 3.8 0
B. Kay 11 28 2.5 0
H. Williams 7 16 2.3 0
J. Luallen 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Pierre 16 61 3.8 0
M. Shaw 9 27 3.0 0
B. Eveld 8 15 1.9 0
D. Tice 3 8 2.7 0
S. Bench 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. McClung 8 90 11.2 0
S. Washington 5 48 9.6 0
M. McKay 2 37 18.5 2
C. Moore 2 17 8.5 1
M. Morrison 1 15 15.0 0
B. Annen 2 12 6.0 0
T. Green 1 7 7.0 0
H. Williams 1 6 6.0 0
R. Abernathy IV 1 5 5.0 0
J. Graves 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Davis 3 56 18.7 0
M. McFarland 4 49 12.2 0
S. Price 3 14 4.7 0
D. Hopkins 1 10 10.0 0